Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century
Hailed as “the guide to capitalism,” the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty by George F. Gilder is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release. In this influential classic, Gilder explains and makes the case for supply-side economics, proves the moral superiority of free-market capitalism, and shows why supply-side economics are more effective at decreasing poverty than government-regulated markets.
Now, in this new and completely updated edition of Wealth and Poverty, Gilder compares America’s current economic challenges with her past economic problems–particularly those of the late 1970s–and explains why Obama’s big-government, redistributive policies are doing more harm than good for the poor.
Making the case that supply-side economics and free market policies are–and always will be–the answer to decreasing America’s poverty rate and increasing her prosperity, Wealth & Poverty offers solutions to America’s current economic problems and hope to those who fear that our best days are behind us.
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I read this book some 20 years ago. Together with Friedman's TV show ('Free to Choose'), this was largely responsible for my interest in Economics. The first few chapters give a novel (for me at least ... Read full review
Greatest book out proving socialism does not work. Social programs create what they are designed to prevent.
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The Dirge ofTriumph
The Economg of Frustration
The Returns ofGiving
The Nature ofWealth
The Clashes ofClass
The Moral Hazards ofLiberalism
The Inﬂationary State
The Productivity ofServices
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The Bullheaded Brewer
The Necessity for Faith
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